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CBI records statement of C. Sivasankaran
Maxis denies coercion
New Delhi: While the former Aircel owner, C. Sivasankaran, reportedly told CBI officials that he was forced to sell his stake to the Malaysian company, Maxis Communications has said its acquisition of Aircel was made “after a negotiated ...
I didn't arm-twist Aircel: Maran
CHENNAI: Union Minister for Textiles Dayanidhi Maran on Monday denied that he had tried to ‘force, arm-twist, strangulate a person to sell his business to another person.' “Sivasankaran is not a millionaire. He is a ...
Court takes suo motu notice of crackdown
New Delhi: Taking suo motu cognisance of yoga guru Baba Ramdev's eviction incident, the Supreme Court on Monday directed Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai, Delhi Police Commissioner B.K. Gupta and Delhi Chief Secretary P.K. Tripathi to explain ...
Unfortunate, but there was no alternative: PM
NEW DELHI: On a day when the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notice to the government seeking reports within two weeks on the early morning crackdown on Baba Ramdev's supporters on the Ramlila Grounds here on Sunday, Prime ...
Accept demands, Ramdev tells Centre
“Government will not be able to face the consequences of my satyagraha”
10 supporters of Ramdev arrested
NEW DELHI: Ten supporters of yoga guru Baba Ramdev have been arrested on charges of rioting, causing damage to public property and obstructing public servants from discharging their duties while they were being evicted from the Ramlila grounds ...
THE PAKISTAN CABLES
China's ‘hold' stopped designation of LeT, Jaish leaders
CHENNAI: Why did China place a “technical hold” on an Indian request to impose sanctions of three high-ranking Pakistan-based operatives of the Laskhar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed? A confidential cable ( 221726) dated August ...
BJP vows to carry forward fight against corruption
Convene special session of Parliament: BJP
NEW DELHI: Senior BJP leaders, including L.K. Advani, on Monday left in an impressive cavalcade of cars from the venue of their ‘dharna' at Rajghat to the Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet President Pratibha Patil. They submitted a memorandum ...
BJP criticises Manmohan's defence
NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party was quick to criticise the brief statement by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that the police action at the Ramlila Maidan was unfortunate but inevitable. Party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said ...
CBI unearths racket in medical exams
New Delhi: The CBI has unearthed a racket in the recently held AIIMS postgraduate examinations and a veterinary test, with the arrest of seven persons. In the All-India Pre-Veterinary Test held on May 14, the CBI registered a case ...
In America, a home-grown jihad
As the Tahawwur Rana trial proceeds, United States confronts prospect of terror within
Ministers ignore boycott, hold draft panel meet
NEW DELHI: The Union Ministers on the Joint Draft Committee on Lokpal Bill on Monday went ahead with the scheduled meeting ignoring the boycott by all the five civil society members protesting the alleged brutal eviction of Baba Ramdev from ...
Menon, Nirupama to hold talks with Sri Lankan officials
Call for change in leadership of Left Front
‘It needs new orientation, methods, direction and culture'
Government has no role in Kanimozhi's arrest: Azad
NEW DELHI: Congress general secretary in charge of Tamil Nadu and Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday denied charges made by DMK president M. Karunanidhi that his daughter and party Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi was languishing in ...
Congress criticises Sushma for dancing at Rajghat
New Delhi: Television visuals of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj dancing vigorously at the Rajghat — the last resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation — where BJP leaders had gathered to ...
Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty
NEW YORK: It took just seven minutes and two words, but Dominique Strauss-Kahn left court on Monday hoping he can save himself from lifelong disgrace and years in prison. Asked by Judge Michael Obus how he pleaded to seven counts of sex ...
India-Bangladesh talks begin today
Dhaka: The Foreign Secretaries of India and Bangladesh will hold consultations here on Tuesday. Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao arrived here on Sunday on a two-day visit. During the talks, all aspects of bilateral relations as well ...
Irani's 43-year tenure with Tata Steel ends
NEW DELHI: Credited with turning around Tata Steel in the 1990s, J. J. Irani has stepped down on turning 75 from the company board, bringing to an end his 43 years of association with the world's seventh largest steel making ...
West Indies batsmen post a modest total
The home team made only 49 runs in the first two sets of Power Play
World heritage site tag sought for Wikipedia
Azad blames technology, unscrupulous doctors for declining sex ratio
Kashmir has seen the sharpest decline in the female population
Hyderabad to host global biodiversity meet next year
HYDERABAD: Adding another feather to its cap, Hyderabad has been chosen over Delhi, for hosting the prestigious 11th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in October 2012. The conference will be ...
India to buy C-17 heavy-lift transport aircraft from U.S.
Delivery will begin 24 months after signing of contract
Jayalalithaa seeks 1,000 MW more from Central pool
CHENNAI: Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the immediate allocation of additional power of 1,000 megawatt (MW) for the next one year (June 2011-May 2012) from the ...
Missing teenager feared killed
CHENNAI: A teenager who was reported missing on May 29 at the R.K. Nagar police station here is feared killed. Special teams have launched a search to locate his body. According to police sources, Dilli Babu (18) of R.K. Nagar did ...
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